19 May 2022
A bridge at Back Valley will receive almost $500,000 from the Federal Government.
Keen Road Bridge will receive $446,000 so it can be replaced. This project forms part of the Coalition Federal Government’s Bridges Renewal Program which is funding the
replacement and widening of bridges, strengthening existing structures and upgrading floodways to bridges across the country.
As part of the program, the Federal Government is partnering the City of Victor Harbor to replace the Keen Road Bridge, contributing $446,000 to the $726,000 project.
Senator for South Australia Andrew McLachlan said the replacement of the Keen Road Bridge was an important project for Back Valley locals.
“This Morrison Government funding will allow the City of Victor Harbor to carry out this important project to replace the existing one lane timber bridge with a two-lane concrete box culvert,” Mr McLachlan said.
“Works will include the development of wider lanes, road sealing, compliant safety barriers, signage and marking. Improving our bridges means safer driving for all of us, as well as faster and more efficient movement of freight.”
The project would support primary producers and local jobs.
In the 2022-23 Budget the Coalition Government allocated an additional $40 million to the Bridges Renewal Program over the next four years, taking the total funding commitment to nearly $900 million.
Since the Bridges Renewal Program commenced in 2015 – 16 it has supported 730 projects, of which 495 projects have been completed.View source